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Exaucée Plus Group
In this Group: Marie Josée, Teko, Marie, Christine, Anastasie, Mambote, Sévérine, Thérèse, Mado, Jeanne, Cécile, Espérance, Rosalie, Isabelle, Sinai*, Chouchouna, Théodor, Albert, Jacquie, Charlotte, Hélène, Passy, Luere*, Doris, Patience, Victor
* not pictured
Mary Josée is 47 years old and a leader of the group known as "Granted More", consisting of 26 micro-entrepreneurs who have chosen to join together to obtain micro-loans from the lenders of the world through Kiva and the IMF HOPE RDC, with the intention of building their businesses. Mary has as her principal activity the sales of clothes in a market location in the suburbs to the north of the city of Kinshasa. She likes her business and holds as her goal to one day open a clothing shop. Currently, Mary realizes a weekly profit of $150. She has already benefitted from 5 loans from IMF HOPE RDC that she repaid well. She will use the next loan to buy clothes in demand in her area to increase her income. Mary is married and the mother of 3 children aged between 16 and 23. Only two of them attend school.
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Marie Josée 47 ans, dirige un groupe dénommé « Exaucée Plus » constitué de 26 micro entrepreneurs qui se sont solidairement choisis pour obtenir des microcrédits des préteurs du monde à travers Kiva et l’IMF HOPE RDC dans le but de renforcer leurs activités.
Marie a comme activité principale, la vente d’habits dans un marché situé dans la partie périphérique au nord de la ville de Kinshasa. Elle aime son affaire et tient à son ambition d’ouvrir un jour une boutique d’habillement. Actuellement, Marie réalise un bénéfice hebdomadaire de $150. Elle a déjà bénéficié 5 fois les prêts de l’IMF HOPE RDC qu’elle a remboursé correctement. Elle compte avec le prochain crédit acheter les habits recherchés dans son milieu pour accroitre son revenu. Marie est mariée et mère de 3 enfants âgés entre 16 et 23. Deux seulement d’entre vont à l’école.

Additional Information


HOPE International has been providing small business loans and savings services to thousands of entrepreneurs in DRC since 2004. HOPE DRC targets small business owners who can use loans to increase their inventories or invest in assets that have the potential to increase their incomes. Funds from Kiva lenders play a major role in expanding access to affordable, flexible capital for micro-entrepreneurs, 80% of whom are women.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $13,397,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Exaucée Plus Group's $4,375 loan helped a member to buy clothes in demand by her clients for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010